I read somewhere that when babies are born they have no idea that they are actually separate entities from you. They literally think that they are you...that your hands are their hands, that your heartbeat beats for them.
My sweet grandmother was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer about a month ago. She has played such an integral role in my upbringing and I couldn’t stand not seeing her right away. So at 35 weeks and some change, Perry, Winter and I jumped on a plane to Oklahoma to see her.
We spent much of our days talking at the kitchen table, enjoying the garden outside and listening to my grandmother’s favorite records. Our time together was magic. I am so thankful I was able to get out there when I could.
The other day I stopped off at the local greenhouse to purchase a plant for the baby’s nook in our room. I chose a string of pearls, which is one of the plants we incorporated into our wedding decor and have had ever since. It’s currently sitting on our window sill in our bedroom and I can’t wait until our sweet baby is here to enjoy it as well. The string of pearls has always symbolized the connectedness of our family and friends to each other and I know that this baby will make the best addition to our little family.
Who here is an avid Amazon shopper? I know my family gets a ton of products from here and I wanted to start a new series that shows you what we purchase and use on a monthly basis. You will find a vast array of things from clothes, kitchen and houseware, health + beauty products and more. The post will cover items for the entire family! I hope you enjoy the round-up and stay tuned for next month's post!!!
This past spring I tried something way out of my comfort zone and went really blonde. It was super fun and I liked the change, but as this due date starts creeping in I realized I wanted to go back to my natural color before he or she arrives.
I have lived in Denver since 2010 and can you believe I have yet to find a stable hair stylist? Well, not anymore. I recently discovered Elle B Salon and I am over the moon with their services.
I had the opportunity to sit down with owner Lindsay and she happens to be a mom of a 2.5-year-old. We talked a lot about work-life balance and what it was like for her to build her business with a child at home. She was truly a testament to girl power and I appreciated her candidness, vulnerability and insight.
So I wasn't sure if I was going to cover this sale or not. To be honest, there are so many other fashion/motherhood bloggers that highlight sales and daily outfits on a more consistent basis.
These bloggers have a wayyyyyyy larger and more engaged following than I do which leads me to the fun comparison game (a.k.a. thinking about how I'll never be as "good" as them so to speak).
But I have been practicing self-compassion and have to believe that I if I want to pursue something, I can do intentionally and with purpose. Who cares how many people it reaches, right? I just have to keep going.
I am still a bit behind with blogging about all of my J Crew Sale finds. Better late than never, right? This white crinkle midi skirt is an investment piece that I welcomed into my closet with open arms. I first fell in love with the lightweight material and the fact it fits over the baby bump so well. I am wearing my regular size 4 since the elastic band allows for some stretch around the midline. Oh, did I mention that this dress has pockets!?
Every week I will be going to your favorite stores for try-ons in effort to find pieces to add to my closet that make me feel comfortable and beautiful while pregnant. For me, this is quite a feat. So when I do find pieces that work with my growing bump now, and that will also work after pregnancy, I get rather excited.
Today I will be showing you how to dress up the softest bodysuit I have ever laid my hands on from J Crew. And it's currently 50% off! Only $23!!!! Say what?!?!
I hope you enjoy the post! All of these pieces are non-maternity, so even if you aren't pregnant, keep viewing. These three looks are some of my favorites!
For our babymoon, Perry and I will be extending our vacation to California after we attend my childhood best friend's wedding. I am already getting antsy about packing swimsuits and started my search for some that would work for the bump but would also be cute even if you aren't pregnant. Below are my picks!